Ohio University student indicted in rape case

Thursday, December 20, 2018 @ 11:38 PM
By Breaking News Staff

An Ohio University student was indicted on nine charges, including rape, kidnapping, gross sexual imposition and menacing by stalking.

Mohammed Al-Mashrafi was arrested earlier this month by Athens police.

Athens County Prosecutor Keller Blackburn said Al-Mashrafi is accused of stalking multiple women in and around Athens, including by social media, our partners, CBS affiliate WBNS-TV in Columbus reported.

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“Al-Mashrafi is further accused of vising a local spa where he was observed fondling himself and, upon being asked to leave, refused to pay for his services and ultimately left without paying. On Dec. 5, 2018, Al-Mashrafi’s behavior escalated and he is alleged to have held a female against her will and forcing himself on her sexually,” Blackburn said.

Al-Mashrafi was indicted on three counts of gross sexual imposition and one count each of kidnapping and intimidation of an attorney, victim or witness in a criminal case, all felonies, in addition to misdemeanor charges of public indecency and two counts of menacing by stalking, WBNS reported.

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Blackburn said Al-Mashrafi, who had a bond set at $5 million, is in the United States on a student visa from Oman. A trial date is scheduled for February.

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